I once had a wallet* (on a chain) so thick, it hurt my backside. Got a zippered wallet (with an outer keyring and a chain) that I put into my jeans’ side pocket without discomfort.
*It is trifold. Still have it, but keep in storage.
Used to be a round crease from the Copenhagen snuff.
And Gen X-ers don’t have a pocket crease because they have practically no money!
I don’t understand carrying your wallet in your back pocket. Seems unsafe.
I only wear shirts with pockets, even undershirts, that’s where I keep my valuables.
really bad for your back
Not anymore had to have that hip replaced…ain’t gonna screw up the other one.
“But I don’t worry cuz my wallets fat”
Money Clip yes …. Wallet no … Cellphone yes :-)
The missed beltloop is a nice touch.
Crease mark heck; I have a custom molded back pocket from mine. My wallet is also custom molded to a taper.
My wallet is on my belt, right next to the onion.
I would say nearly 100% of American men carry their wallets in the back pocket of their jeans.
My jeans have a crease in the right front pocket where I carry my Swiss Army knife.
It can be dangerous, after a certain age and weight.
A plugger butt up close? Barf….
Times keep changing.. one time it was.. a pocket full of 22 shells.. a round can of snuff.. a wallet.. and now a cell phone.
Leave George Costanza joke here . . .
That crease is in my left rear pocket.
Its on the wrong side!
Ever since I almost lost my wallet while riding, oh those many moons ago, I have a chain. It looks kinda dated now, but I know where my wallet is.
Worn patches in my twenty year old jeans from keys, pocket knife, coins and a thin front pocket wallet. With a newly developing one from my phone.
Then a hole.
My daughter and granddaughter put their phones in their back pockets! How easy is that to be stolen!!!
I’m retired, so I rarely wear jeans. Sweatpants and shorts for me!
First the crease, then the thin spot, then finally the gaping hole. I got tired of replacing otherwise good pairs of pants and got a shoulder bag for my wallets and other odd items.
i always smile to see the young guys with their foot-long wallets decorated with chains and stuff sticking out of their back pockets for any pickpocket to snatch easily. i guess they’re not worried because, as pointed out above, they don’t have any money anyway…
Some “men” have marks from their tobacco cans- – I don’t have a wallet, or any thing in pant’s pockets- – still have sciatica 20+ years.
Years ago I saw something on TV about putting your wallet in the front pocket because that was harder for pickpockets to get at. Where I lived, I wasn’t worried about pickpockets, but it suddenly just seemed to make more sense, made the wallet easier to get at, didn’t make an uncomfortable lump to sit on — I’ve had my wallet in the front ever since.
I learned in about 1965 that using the back pocket was too, too painful.
Gary Brookins and Susie MacNelly
June 10, 2017
May 20, 2021